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Non-Functional Test Manager

ARM (Advanced Resource Managers)

Posted on Feb 21, 2021 by ARM (Advanced Resource Managers)

Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

NFR Test Manager

Slough, Berks
Permanent Full time

Up to £72K basic + 15% Bonus + Bnefits

Job Description:
Our client is looking for an NFR Test Manager to join their tech team. The ideal candidate will also possess a high degree of self-management, be able to take ownership and work independently, recommend suitable solutions, be personally accountable for the performance and stability of our systems and have excellent all-round communication skills so as to avoid scope creep.


  • Excellent experience of Test Management
  • Strong stakeholder management to up to senior leadership level
  • Very delivery focused
  • Strong problem-solving skills, highly motivated, and passionate about quality
  • Taking charge of the release and change process so as to avoid scope creep
  • Avoids unnecessary change requests through strong stakeholder management and holding people to what was committed in releases.
  • Collaborate with Workstream leads to support their delivery of milestones on time, to cost and quality
  • Experienced in creating Non-Functional test strategies
  • Successful at developing and managing relationships at all level organisational levels
  • Ability to influence stakeholders to resolve incidents and ensure key milestones are met
  • Relevant experience in Security/OAT/Performance
  • Good understanding of Performance and Stress Testing of OSS and BSS sub systems
  • Good working knowledge of load testing
  • Define, implement and measure key test KPIs to ensure high test & quality standards are achieved.
  • Act as facilitator and decision maker for NFR/performance defect resolution during test execution
  • Establish principles and practices to help build Performance Engineering practices into all stages of our software development life cycle.
  • Able to develop robust Performance Test Plans, Status Reporting, Test Readiness Re-views
  • Manage challenging stakeholders and being tough on scope and time commitments.
  • Strong implementation scheduling and planning experience within a Transformation Programme
  • Knowledge of Performance tools (LoadRunner, Jmeter) along with knowledge of Monitoring tools (Dynatrace, Perfmon etc.)
  • NFR Requirements analysis, test strategy/planning/test scheduling.
  • Responsible for NFR Defect management and Test reporting to Customer
  • Proactive risk management.
  • Strong Vendor and supplier management.
  • Strong skills to resolve conflicts.
  • Contribute to and act as a point of decision around test approach, strategy, planning, execution and escalation on behalf of programme & portfolio stakeholders.
  • Leads Test Management across a major strategic Transformation programme.
  • Manages Test Managers/Test Leads working across multiple projects (5-7).
  • Excellent knowledge of the Software Testing Life Cycle and you are able to develop advanced test plans and communicate these effectively to stakeholders.
  • Champion continual service improvement in NFR & performance across quality assurance, automation and tooling.
  • Expert in testing methodologies, test management and associated practices.
  • Expert in ALL test phases - functional, non-functional, OAT, UAT and Security.
  • Strong leadership and coaching experience.
  • Experience with managing large offshore teams and services.
  • Exposure to Telco BSS, OSS systems (end to end).
  • Working knowledge of JIRA to own defect management life cycle.
  • Ability to drive issues to closure and work well within a deadline-driven environment.
  • Keeping in check the schedule and status of any given release, and communicate this effectively across all teams including devs, infrastructure, and architecture.


Qualifications, Experience & Skills

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent, with a numerate or computing related subject focus
  • Experience of a wide range of SDLC methodologies
  • ISTQB (Advanced) or equivalent
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Understanding of automated testing and release processes, and how to apply automation across both test and release
  • Experience of working in Telco
  • Experience in the Release Management Life Cycle

Reference: 1103419342

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